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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates from Children's Hospital Colorado

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Get information from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus.

See information from CDPHE

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will report all updates for the state.

Read information from the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics Red Book Online offers the latest on infectious disease outbreaks.

Coronavirus resources for parents and families

Coronavirus hotlines

Both Children's Colorado and the state have people ready to answer your questions about the coronavirus.

For general questions about the coronavirus, call our hotline: 720-777-2221

If someone in your family has been exposed, call CO-Help: 303-389-1687

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Parents' top questions about the coronavirus

With the new coronavirus in the spotlight for media attention and public concern, we asked one of our experts to answer parents' common questions about the respiratory illness. Read what Chris Nyquist, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Children's Colorado, had to say.

See answers to parents' FAQs

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How to help during the coronavirus crisis

With schools closed, families at home and communities changing overnight, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But what's even stronger than fear is hope – and action. From donating protective equipment to providing toys, here are ways you can help Children's Colorado and our community during the outbreak.

Read how to help today

A video just for kids

It's normal for children to have questions or to feel a little anxious about the new coronavirus. From singing hand-washing tunes with siblings to how you can stay healthy at home, our experts are here to help.

Children's Colorado location and services closures

To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we're exercising all precautions to keep our patients, families and staff safe. We've temporarily closed select locations to consolidate clinical services and limit appointments, elective procedures, surgeries and diagnostic radiological studies.

Read more about our these closures

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Handwashing tips for kids

Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses, from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as influenza. Do your kids know the best way to wash their hands? Watch as Johnathan demonstrates.

Read other tips for kids

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Calming your child's anxiety about the coronavirus

Most parents are appropriately concerned with keeping their families safe from the coronavirus and preventing its spread. But there is another aspect of this crisis that you should not ignore — its effect on your family's mental health.

Read advice from our pediatric experts

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Adjusting to a new normal

Life looks much different right now during the coronavirus. Our pediatric mental health experts offer ways you and your family can best adjust to this new normal.

Get tips from our pediatric experts

Coronavirus resources for healthcare professionals

What you need to know about COVID-19

We know that healthcare professionals are getting many questions from patients and their families regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our Infectious Disease team is available to answer questions at 720-777-3999 in the Denver Metro area or 719-305-3999 in Southern Colorado.

Read important and timely updates

Podcast episode on innovative approaches to primary care

In this March 25 episode, we discuss the dramatic impact that the coronavirus has on how we deliver care, including creativy delivery in your practice during this pandemic. Hear from Sam Dominguez, MD, our pediatric infectious diseases specialist.

Listen to the full episode

COVID-19: effects on children with chronic illnesses

We understand that your primary questions for our experts are likely around children with chronic illnesses or other health conditions. Fortunately, current information suggests that kids are unlikely to become severely ill with the coronavirus (COVID-19).